Contact tips are highly misunderstood components in a welding gun setup. Choosing the correct contact tip for your welding application and understanding how to keep it performing at its best are just as critical as anything else needed to produce a quality weld.
It is very important to be familiar with the physical property of metals. It’s just as important to know the terms and measurements used to identify them, as well. There are three classifications of common properties – all of which are used to define metal. They are:
Let’s begin by understanding duty cycle. We all know what it is, but just for a quick refresh: Duty cycle is a rating measurement of 10 minute increments using CO2 gas. So, if we take a 350 amp gun as an example – that means at it’s maximum it can weld 10 minutes at 350 amps with a constant current using CO2 gas.
In today’s environment it is absolutely critical to minimize downtime and operate in the most efficient manner. Reasons for downtime are many and varied, particularly in the welding fabrication field. Grounding problems, gas leaks, contaminated material, machinery malfunction and worn components represent a few of the many issues confronted. In MIG/MAG welding, one of the most frustrating is wire feed problems.
First off, you might want to know what the heck surfacing is? Surfacing is the process of rebuilding and/or protecting metals by adding metal alloys or ceramics. These materials can be applied to a metal as either a powder or a solid. Surfacing might seem like a needless, time-consuming task when you want to just grab your gun and weld, but it has some real advantages. Surfacing a part using a metal alloy or other material can:
Every welding project generates hazardous fumes and smoke that can be dangerous to welders if inhaled. One way to improve the safety of welding torch operators is with fume extraction torches. Our xFume™ Fume Extraction Torches offer efficient fume extraction through the torch itself. Its unique design solutions make it the best option for welding fume extraction. While there are multiple fume extraction options in the market, here are three things to consider when making your fume extraction torch selection.
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After running several performance tests on our Push Pull Plus MIG guns, ABICOR BINZEL is announcing the introduction of knurled drive rolls (pictured below) to the gear shaft. The knurled drive roll is intended to reduce motor shaft movement over the life of the gear motor.
After getting tremendous feedback from customers and end users out in the fabrication field, ABICOR BINZEL is announcing a few design changes to our signature XTRACT Fume Extraction gun to improve performance and usability for welders.